Academy to highlight facets of Beary culture

The Karnataka Beary Sahitya Academy has decided to organise series of programmes at the district-level, featuring different facets of Beary culture. 

Speaking at a discussion, Academy President Rahim Ucchil said “instead of conducting cultural programmes in big cities, we would take them to rural areas. Every third Sunday, the Academy will conduct programmes in four villages of a Legislative Assembly constituency,” he said and added that the Academy will also focus on those who speak Beary language and are living outside the district as well. 

Ucchil said that the Academy will be honouring six achievers every year. He promised that there would be no delay in giving awards. He said prizes for lifetime award, best books, and poems among others would be given in the last month of the year itself. 

The academy will not consider the age while  giving away the awards. 

Ucchil said that the Academy will try its level to construct ‘Beary Bhavan’, to carry out the activities of the Academy. 

He said that programmes will be chalked out for women and children as well. Talking about the upcoming programmes, he said that plans are on to organise Beary cultural programmes in Bantwal and during Ramzan month, a programme related to Beary literature will be held in Kundapur. 
Beary Sahitya and Samskruthi Sangha President Basheer Baikampady suggested that budgetary allocations to sports should be increased, 

“Kabaddi, lagori should be in focus as many young Beary kids play them,” he said. He also suggested of holding an annual Beary Sammelan and also reviving Beary newspapers which have been closed down.The Academy should organise literary workshop once in 15 days, to help the budding writers. 

Minorities Commission former member P A Rahim urged the Academy to trace the centuries old history of the community and highlight traditions and customs that have been lost in the attack of modernism. “Clothes the community used to wear and Beary traditional food are lost in the era of modernisation. The academy should catalogue and popularise them,” he said. 

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